Daily Art: photography art

I took these photos back in 2012. I had purchased my Nikon camera not long before and was really into hiking and photography. I was also in the best shape of my life. Walking through our beautiful River Valley became a passion of mine. Corel Painter does some pretty funky things to photographs. And I…

Travel and photography: my two loves

I’ve been staring at my computer for past forty minutes trying to come up with a witty and interesting post for you to enjoy this beautiful Thursday afternoon. My head is finally clear after a struggle with bronchitis. And…. nothing. My mind is blank. I have nothing at the moment. So, to cheat, I’m going…

Travel: Nature Trails, Jasper, 2015

What can I say about Hinton, Alberta? It’s a beautiful small town about four hours by car from Edmonton. I’ve taken both the bus and the train to Hinton since I don’t drive. The train was a lovely experience – but it took forever to arrive in Hinton. Whenever I visit Hinton, I stay at…

Travel: Ode to Halifax – my 2014 trip, Hurricane Arthur.

Tonight I’m reminded of my trip to Halifax in 2014. It was the week that Hurricane Arthur ripped through the east coast. I had been in Halifax for a few days and was supposed to fly home on the day before the storm hit. My flight was cancelled. Which was probably just as well –…

Advice from my grandmother 2: glitter and pearls

Come my little one, and now, we fast to school will go, To sing, read, write, Then we will all be plucky and clever boys and girls. Oh, how great they will be. Karen Jensen, My Journey, author unknown If you have a Mother humming, while she struggled, Every day would seem glorified. A brave…